YouTube is the most popular and largest video sharing website on the internet, which offers all kinds of useful tutorials and interesting videos from all over the world. While iMovie is one of the most applicable Apps produced by Apple with which you can record, watch, edit, and share your videos. A number of questions have been announced in Forums about how to import YouTube video to iMovie since Mac, iPhone or iPad powered by Apple are with numerous users and it is necessary for them sometimes to make the YouTube video to iMovie be stored or edited.

Part 1. Why can’t put YouTube videos to iMovie?

As mentioned above, why so many Mac users complaint that they can’t put YouTube video to iMovie? Though YouTube is so popular and widely used all around the world, however, YouTube videos are normally FLV videos while iMovie often supports MPEG4/AVI/RM/RMVB. The incompatibility of the YouTube video and iMovie is always the main problem that troubles users to import YouTube video to iMovie. Then, can you put YouTube videos on iMovie if needed? The answer is yes, of course. What a fortune! There are some third-party video converters that are particularly produced to import YouTube videos to iMovie, and Leawo Video Converter is one of the most popular programs.

Part 2. How to Import YouTube videos to iMovie with Leawo Video Converter?

Leawo Video Converter is professional video converter software for you to convert video files between most popular formats and to import YouTube video to iMovie would be one of the most useful features available. What’s more, this professional video converter software is capable of converting video files at 6X faster speed while keeping the converted video with 100% original quality in output. And here it will give you the solution on how to import YouTube video to iMovie and how to use a YouTube video in iMovie with the following guide. First you need to download and install the video converter on computer.


After you downloaded Leawo Prof. Media and installed it, then Leawo Video Converter will be available on your PC. Next you can start the program and then follow the steps below to convert YouTube video to iMovie. The download buttons are listed below.

STEP 1: Load YouTube Video Files

Click “Add Video” icon to load YouTube videos you’d like to import to iMovie, or simply drag and drop videos to the program.


Attention: this program is with the feature to merge all files into one big file so that you can simply click the blue “Merge all files into one” button on the top of right interface to merge all files into one. Moreover, you could play back the loaded videos, add external subtitles for them, and edit the loaded videos with the built-in video editor, etc.

STEP 2: Select MP4 as the Output Format

Click the drop-down box in the Middle of the top bar and then click the “Change” button to enter the “Profile” panel, where you could select MP4 at “Format” section as the output format or search “MP4” in the search bar quickly since MP4 is supported by iMovie.


STEP 3: Edit the Loaded Video

On the dashboard, you could right click the loaded video, and then select Edit option to pop up the editing panel where you can trim video length, or set values in Start Time and End Time, add video watermark on your video, crop video size with which you can directly drag the dot frame to get video size in need, or set values in Left, Top and Cropped Size, and adjust video effect as well.


STEP 4: Video Parameters Settings

On the drop-down box, click the “Edit” option and enter the “Profile Settings” interface where you can adjust video parameters including: Video Codec, Quality, Video Size, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, and Aspect Ratio etc.


STEP 5: Start converting the loaded videos

Click the green “Convert” button on main interface and a window will pop up where you can set a directory to save the output video files in the “Save to” box. Then click the “Convert” button on the bottom to start converting the videos.


This process will be finished instantly. Then you can click Finish and the converted YouTube videos will be saved and you can import the YouTube videos to iMovie to get played or edited as you like.

Part 3. Extension: How to download YouTube videos easily

YouTube offers internet surfers various kinds of funny and valuable videos. And it is necessary sometimes to download some videos to keep in your PC so that you can watch them right away at any time. Leawo Prof. Media also includes a video downloader which can help users to download YouTube videos easily. Leawo Video Downloader is more than a single online video downloader which offers a free built-in browser and online video player. You can browse online videos and then watch online videos. Meanwhile, it offers multiple download options at different resolutions with high speed. To download YouTube Videos with Video Downloader, you can follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Locate YouTube videos

Click the “Download” tab, and paste video URL in the address box to import YouTube videos. Then you can watch it directly with the built-in browser. Or you could also browse YouTube and other videos for downloading with the IE browser.


STEP 2: Load YouTube video to the Queue

Click the little green arrow on the right side to open the wait-to-select panel, which lists all options of target video at different resolutions. Select the one with the right resolution you like and click the download icon. YouTube videos will be downloaded directly.


STEP 3: Download YouTube Videos

During downloading you could play back videos and you may pause them at any minute if needed. All downloading videos could be listed in the “Downloading” panel. Downloaded videos will be found in “Downloaded” panel, where you can watch and manage them freely.


Anyway, with the help of the third-party program, you can download YouTube videos freely and meanwhile you can import YouTube video to iMovie as soon as possible. And you can put YouTube videos on iMovie as you like by following the guide for how to use a YouTube video in iMovie. Leawo Video Converter and Downloader will never let you down.